Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2020 census was 1,523. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.

The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices


Meeting dates have been changed to the second Wednesday of each month.  Meetings will be by teleconference until further notice due to COVID.

Contact the office for details.



As of February 2, 2021 Fishing Creek Township has appointed Ken Roberts as Floodplain Administrator.  You will need to secure a Pre-construction permit from the Township prior to contacting Mr. Roberts at 570-316-1534.   Any property deemed in the flood zone according to FEMA maps will first secure a permit and map from the Township.  A Building Permit is needed for all construction of any type in the Township.  Contact the Township permit officer with any questions at 570-683-5900, Mon thru Thurs 8am - Noon.